Monday, July 22, 2013

A Collaboration Of Writing Advice From Published Authors

Write an ugly first draft. It doesn’t have to be perfect. But it has to end!

Know that it usually takes a very long time to get published. Keep writing, cranking out books, improving your craft and don’t give up.

Learn from people you trust, people who don’t try to change your style or your voice. Don’t get bogged down by the rules.

You learn by doing so write every day.  And read, both in the genre you’re writing in and in other genres. 

Keep at it, and don’t give up on your dream.  But also, keep it in perspective too. God and family first! 

Read what you’d like to write, learn the markets, attend workshops and conferences, take advice and use what you can. Learn, glean, pray. 

Keep writing. Perseverance is so much a part of this business.

Don’t be in a hurry to get published. Take the time to master the craft, build relationships with other writers and enjoy the journey. And persevere.

Read, read, read and write, write, write. There really aren’t any short cuts

My advice is to never give up. I’m convinced that becoming published is 10% talent and 90% hard work and determination.

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